Dirty Dancing is 28 years old

 

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Dirty Dancing hit theaters 28 years ago and it was an instant success shooting its stars, Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey, to instant stardom. Fun fact: the film was originally low-budget as it cost 6 million dollars to make and it went to become a massive box-office hit grossing over 200 million! It also spawned a 2004 reboot Havana Nights which produced its own set of smash hit songs.

Level: B1 and above

Skill: listening

Learning TIP: Print this page to practice listening skills by filling in the gaps.

Watch the video and listen carefully to understand the lyrics and fill in the missing verbs.

 

The Time of My Life

Now I’ve had the time of my life
No I never felt like this before
Yes I ………… it’s the truth
and I owe it all to you
‘Cause I’ve had the time of my life
and I …………… it all to you

I’ve been waiting for so long
Now I’ve finally found someone
To ……………… by me
We saw the writing on the wall
As we felt this magical
Fantasy

Now with passion in our eyes
There’s no way we could ………………… it
Secretly
So we take each other’s hand
‘Cause we seem to understand
The urgency just ……………………

You’re the one thing
I can’t ………………. enough of
So I’ll tell you something
This could be love because

I’ve had the time of my life
No I never felt like this before
Yes I swear it’s the truth
And I owe it all to you

With my body and soul

I want you more than you’ll ever know
So we’ll just let it go
Don’t be afraid to ……………….control
Yes I know what’s on your mind
When you say, “Stay with me tonight”
Just remember

You’re the one thing
I can’t get enough of
So I’ll ……………. you something
This could be love because

I’ve had the time of my life
No I never felt like this before
Yes I swear it’s the truth
And I owe it all to you

(SOLO)

I’ve had the time of my life
No I never felt like this before
Yes I swear it’s the truth
And I owe it all to you

WORDS TO KNOW

I’ve had the time of my life = I had the most wonderful time

see the writing on the wall = this expression is used to describe a situation where you can see that there are going to be problems

disguise (verb) = to hide something (here: to hide how you feel)

swear (verb) = to make a serious promise

ANSWERS

swear / owe / stand / disguise / remember / get /  lose / tell

 

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